Looking to buy K9(7 posts)
Hello all , my name is Christopher and I own a pest control company in Northern California. I have been doing tons of reading all weekend about bed bugs.I had a bed bug call early Sunday morning from a frantic customer oh about 7 am. Just so you know I own and operate my business ,so I answer my phone 24/7 . Anyways I went to inspect and sure enough my customer had bed bugs. They had bought a nice wood bed frame with drawers and head board off Craiglists and it was infested.there 2 yr old was badly bitten everywhere.I inspected and the problem was isolated to the childs room .The bed has been in the room 2 weeks.Anyways ever since this call I been reading and reading about treatments pros and cons, heating vs. insecticides etc , I am soo drained.
When I started my company a year ago I decided to stay away from bed bugs due to the nightmares of controlling them. Well after reading and learning it's an epidemic ,a major issue ,I could make some good money.I have decided to look into what it would take to stand out as a company in the bed bug industry.My company is a quality based business that doesn't cut corners, or takes advantage of customers.We take our time to meet the needs of our friends(customers).I won't do something if I am not 100% sure of myself or my abilities .I refuse to do mediocre work. So that brings me to this website.
I am looking to get in this industry and I am looking to get the best tools.One tool I really would like to invest in is a dog.I have seen considerable price differences, different training methods, accredited vs. non accredited,this trainier vs. that trainer etc. I would be making a huge investment and would like some input what I need to know before purchasing a dog.I have seen many pissing matches in this forum .I would like some non biased views.I know it is a big commitment , I would be the handler and I am committed to the on going training after the dog is released to my care.
Also what are some takes on the Heating method compared to insecticides! Again heating equipment would be a huge expensive investment, but if it is reliable it would be worth it.
They had bought a nice wood bed frame with drawers and head board off Craiglists and it was infested.
Aieeeeee! An infested captains bed. A 5 star BB resort.
I'm no pro but having "been there, done that" with these little 'pires I would toss that thing and deal with the leftovers.
David Cain has a story of a captains bed that passed from home ot home spreading bugs and after seeing it in the 3rd or 4th newly infested house he smashed it with a bat.
See this thread for, IMHO, horrible furniture...
Welcome to the forum
I sent a PM to you with my contact info.
Give me a call, if I can answer any questions about acquiring a BedBugDog™
I would have saved it if it was a captains bed, they are a lot of work but feasible if you are willing to spend the time. If you are going to get rid of it make sure its sealed before it leaves the room:
The bed was a white plastic surfaces particle board Italian design (sorry Effeci) with an ornate headboard inspired by sea shells. It has not place in modern tasteful society and as you said after the 3rd property I had enough of it.
On the original subject though, I would say dog's can be great tools but please remember that an infestation MUST be confirmed visually before treating, if you dog trainer does not agree with this theory I suggest you make a swift exit and talk to others because no matter how good they may be at training dogs they don't know JACK about bed bugs and you can quote me and a lot of well respected entomologists on that point:
Bed Bugs Limited
PS For clarity I would like to point out it was a baseball bat I used to carry for humane dispatch of rodents and not a bat of the order Chiroptera which are mainly protected in the UK
you could also go onto http://www.nesdca.com to find a certified training acaedemy.
So as to follow the lead of nobugs maybe this discussion should be moved to the official k9 thread
My customer tossed the bed !!
If you want to follow up with any discussion of the pros and cons of various trainers, methods, certification or no certification, I suggest moving to the Official K9 thread.
(MooreQuality -- welcome! We started the official k9 thread because the k9 industry has several different factions with various viewpoints and some k9 discussions in the past have at times become rocky. Having the official thread does not remove this possibility, but it does help to keep this kind of thing in one thread.)
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